summer yoga series: back-to-school desk stretches

For some of us, September still means “back to school”. As a postdoctoral fellow working at a university, September means campus comes alive again with students and so does juggling research and teaching opportunities! As summer vacations wind one, it also translates to more time at my office.

For those of you who spend a significant portion of your day at a desk or sitting, FIRST – read this post HERE about the dangers of sitting, and SECOND, try out a few of these stretches below! They definitely help me get through my day and fend of the dreaded ‘slouch‘, can help with carpel tunnel and low back pain!

A) side-body; B) wrists, fingers, shoulders, neck; C) wrist, fingers, shoulders, upper back

A) side-body; B) wrists, fingers, shoulders, neck; C) wrist, fingers, shoulders, upper back

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A) chest and shoulders; B) shoulder shrugs; C) gentle spinal twist

A) grip strength; B) wrist extension; B) wrist flexion

A) grip strength; B) wrist extension; B) wrist flexion

 

That tennis ball also feels good when I roll it under my feet to open up the sole, arch, ball and heel! much love

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